Accelerated reader. With over 7000 books to read online, this is a very important website to continue to encourage your children to read at home and develop a real love of learning that is key to school.
Phonics Play games for children still focusing on learning sounds and helping them read. Free while schools close.
Amazon has postponed all their subscription fees to thousands of audible books while schools are closed. A great way to unwind after a stressful day and listen to a fantastic story.
The Literacy Shed have produced a free reading comprehension packs for KS2 pupils. There’s a pack for each age group in KS2.
Times Tables Rockstars. A great way to improve our times table knowledge by playing games independently or competing against people from all around the country. (Could even Skype other children at this time to organise little competitions as they are always popular in class) Your children already have login data and are very good at remembering it. If not, drop an email to email@example.com and they can pass a message on to someone who can find out your child’s details.
Linked to Times Tables Rockstars but focusing on addition and subtraction. Same login details as well. This is a free version while schools are closed.
Fancy doing things a bit different to the usual Maths and English? STEM is a website full of ideas to really engage children in a creative way from art to engineering type activities.
Videos and lessons for each year group
Resources made by teachers for every area of the curriculum for every age of school.
The RSPCA have created a bank of free resources to do with your children at home all linked to animal welfare. There is also a competition called ‘Compassionate Class’ with a deadline for entering of 19 May.
Sing Up have added a new section to their website, open and free to families. Check it out for lots of new song ideas. There are silly songs, relaxing songs, songs to get you moving and songs to make you feel happy. They have a whole range of songs linked to different curriculum topics and they have lots of suggestions for other activities linked to the songs and lyrics.
This supports creative computer programming. Children / young people can play games that others have created in Scratch or go to the Create area to make their own. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. There are tutorials to help. Scratch 3 needs Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge to work.
Each morning Joe Wicks will lead a 30 minute P.E lesson for all ages. Something you could all do as a family. If you can’t watch at 9am then it is streamed on his Youtube Channel.